3343. A Pair of Famille Rose Yellow-Ground Bowls

A Pair of Famille Rose Yellow-Ground Medallion Bowls, the bowls are potted with deep curved sides rising to a straight rim, enamelled in bright tones with four roundels containing vases with auspicious flowers and ears of grain, beside lanterns and precious objects outlined in gilt and reserved on a yellow ground with fruiting and flowering gourd vines. The white-ground interior with similar dense designs to the exterior, both inner and outer rims encircled by keyfret, six-charcter Guangxu mark and of the period (1875-1908), diameter c. 14 cm; wear
PROVENANCE: These yellow-ground porcelain objects where purchased in China in 1956, by a Swedish businessman who was conducting a business transaction with the Chinese government at the time.